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Truck mows down man sleeping on road divider

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A pavement dweller, who was sleeping on the divider of a in east Delhi's Okhla, was killed after being run over by a truck laden with iron bars, police said Friday.

The truck first hit a car, then the "unidentified" man, and an auto-rickshaw -- all in one go at 12:21 am at the red light crossing, they said.

"Police rushed to the spot and found that a truck, laden with iron bars, hit a car in the rear end at the red light crossing and then hit the divider, leading to the death of an unknown person who was sleeping there," said Chinmoy Biswal, of Police (southeast)

However, the and the auto-rickshaw escaped unhurt in the accident, he said.

A case has been registered on the statement of the auto-rickshaw driver, the DCP said, adding that the accused truck fled the spot.

Efforts are underway to trace the owner of the Haryana-registered truck and nab the accused driver, he said.

The body of the pavement dweller was shifted to and efforts are being made to identify him, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 22:20 IST